Archive for January, 2012

Labor of love: a conversation with Carlos Montes

January 21, 2012
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Carlos Montes was not expecting visitors at five a.m. After a confusing shuffle of flashlights, badges and broken doors, he ended up in the back seat of a police car in his pajamas, and with no idea of what was going on. They mentioned something about gun possession but it wasn’t clear. It was...
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Public health concerns: an OLA eviction myth

January 5, 2012
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An LA Activist investigation has revealed that an oft-cited justification for evicting Occupy Los Angeles, that of concerns over public health, doesn’t reflect documents obtained from the health department. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and multiple news media outlets repeatedly alluded to the issue as a necessity for ousting the two-month long sit-in demonstration at City...
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